Day 15: From Halifax NS to Fredericton NB

by Elinordin July. 13, 2011 1234 views

Leaving Nova Scotia and back on New Brunswick.

Most of the time the weather was not on our side when we camped in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Because of that, packing up took longer than usual as we had to clean up and wipe the bottom part of the tent as well as the tarp. We're lucky that kids have been real good in helping out :) We still managed to leave early today in order to reach our destination just in time for Women's FIFA World Cup semi final. Farhan didn't want to miss this!

Passing by the exit to the biggest city in New Brunswick, Moncton. Nope, we didn't plan to visit the city. We skipped the Hopewell Rocks too since we've seen the highest tides phenomenon from Nova Scotia's side of Fundy Bay.

Our destination was Fredericton where we had planned to break our journey.

Rain cloud again?!

Crossing Saint John River.

Happy to see a lil' bit of blue cloud… yeay!

By now, we've seen so many versions of Moose X-ing sign boards, but we've not seen one yet… thank God!

Hoping for brighter days ahead of us :)

Fredericton is the capital city of New Brunswick.

A break from camping at this smallest motel ever.. heh! It was just an overnight stay to break our long journey to Quebec City. Luckily they have TV for Farhan to watch FIFA semi final. We arrived when the match between USA and France just started :) It was worthwhile as USA won the game and will go against Japan in the final.

Since we were already there, D and I went out to see this capital city. This St Margaret bridge was under repairs. Throughout our journey, we noticed a lot of infrastructure projects in Canada. I guess they are not economically affected, while the rest of the world are trying hard to cope with this bad economy, eh?

In front of New Brunswick Legislative Building, seat of NB Government.

Flags of Canada, New Brunswick, UK and Acadia (Interesting… history that we must read).

While we were walking to take more pictures around the city, we bumped into a Malaysian family and they informed us that they are the only Malaysian family there besides 30 something undergraduate students. The wife works in UTP and is now pursuing her PhD here at University of New Brunswick. We had a nice chat with them :)

They informed us on some nights, people gather here at Officers Square to listen to the live performances.

Statue of Lord Beaverbrook.

Fredericton’s lighthouse on the banks of the St. John River, they sell good ice cream there, we heard.

On our way back to the motel, we passed by this Barracks Square.

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